Important Changes to the Passport Program

The Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services announced important changes to the Passport Program on May 8th.

For more information, we invite you to reach the DSOER, Passport information line at 1-855-376-3737 or We are pleased to respond to any questions you may have however, due to a large volume of calls, we ask you to please leave your name, contact number and a brief message and we will return your call within the next 5 working days.

Annual Report 2016-2017 Now Available!

Now Available:
Annual Report 2017-2018

The Annual Report 2017-2018 provides the latest updates at Service Coordination for People with Developmental Disabilities (SCS). This report covers the previous fiscal year starting on April 1, 2017 and ending on March 31, 2018.

  • Message from the Chair of the Board of Directors
  • Message from the Executive Director
  • Review of SCS Performance
  • Review of Challenges
  • Review of the Services Offered by SCS
  • Review of the Main Projects at SCS
  • Financial Overview
  • 2017-2018 Board of Directors and Committees

Save the Date - Coming Together 2018

MY HOME, MY COMMUNITY: Exploring housing models beyond the group home

Click here to access the conference presentations and their materials

A special thanks to everyone who helped and contributed to making this conference a fabulous success!

Picture of George

Meet George, a Participant of Children’s Case Management at Service Coordination

Karen knows the advocacy and determination that comes with having a child with many disabilities. She and George, her 18-year-old son, have faced more uncertainty than most. They lived for 21 months at a hotel while waiting for City of Ottawa affordable housing after her marriage ended. Karen and George have now found stability and support.

Picture of Tomas

Meet Tomas, a Participant of Adult Case Management at Service Coordination

“Cooking is not difficult. Cooking is easy.”

Tomas works in a kitchen at an Italian restaurant. He takes care of dishes and helps with the cooking, alongside six other kitchen staff. “It’s no problem,” he says. The Bistro is close to home, so Tomas can walk, take the bus or bicycle to work.

Now available on demand:
Awareness, Use and Expectation of Services in the Ottawa Region

SCS is inviting families and partners to read Awareness, Use and Expectation of Services in the Ottawa Region in response to the survey last fall.

About this Study
To obtain a copy of this document, please contact Marc-André Girouard, Communications Officer at SCS, by email at

Cover image of the report Nowhere to Turn

Nowhere to Turn

Ontario Ombudsman released the report Nowhere to Turn, a special report in response to situations of crisis involving adults with developmental disabilities (DD) in Ontario.

The Good Life

The Good Life is a journey, not a destination, where we connect with our community, our passions and our values through the pursuit of our goals. Having a job plays an important role in this journey; it helps us meet new people, develop skills and find fulfillment in meaningful activities.

What’s new

Creative Coping for Kids

A FREE 6-Week educational program for children who have witnessed family violence. Winter session: Dec 15 to Feb 1, 2019 ...
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Autism Awareness Centre Inc.

Great Expectations – Starting the School Year Off Right ...
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Ottawa Police Autism Registry

Autism Registry is moving to Medic Alert - Letter from Autism Registry (transfer) ...
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the Space

Fall Registration ...
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City of Ottawa

Fall Programming - Recreation Guide ...
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Propeller Dance

Fall Programming - Recreational Dance Program ...
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Dandelion Dance

Fall Programming - Dance School Registration ...
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Special Olympics

Fall Programming - Sports Programs ...
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Ausome Ottawa

Fall Programming - Basketball, Gymnastics, Obstacle Adventures etc ...
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Lotus Centre for Special Music Education

Fall programming for Music Lessons, Music & Movment, An Exceptional Choir and more ...
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